Memories of Goldiggers from 1980s rockers to the rave scene

THE years fell away for one time for former fans of iconic Chippenham nightclub Goldiggers on Saturday when an exhibition opened at the town’s museum. Among those taking a trip down memory lane was former manager Nigel Ross who was delighted by the...

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Council to overspend by £2.8m

WILTSHIRE Council is forecasting an overspend of £2.8m “if no further action is taken” on its budget for 2019/2020. The budget report was discussed by the cabinet at a meeting on Tuesday. Despite these figures cabinet member for finance and proc...

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The Whooosh book launch was held at Bradford on Avon Museum

SCORES of Bradfordians flocked to the town’s Museum last Saturday to buy their copies of a new book telling its history. Staff said the launch of Whooosh, Bradford on Avon Museum’s newest book title, had been fantastically successful. Written...

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Crash near White Horse Business Park causes rush-hour hold-ups

A TWO-CAR crash is causing delays on the A363 close to White Horse Business Park in Trowbridge. A red Kia and a silver Vauxhall Corsa are involved. Police are at the scene directing traffic. This is Wiltshire

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BoA Men’s Shed getting closer

Men’s Sheds provide a shared place to pursue practical interests, practice skills, enjoy making and mending, but unlike a solitary garden shed, they are all about social connections, friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge with others. La...

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Bradford on Avon bowlers delight in good season

The Bradford on Avon Bowls Club Annual Lunch and Presentation of Trophies took place at Cumberwell Park on Saturday. Councillor Simon McNeill-Ritchie, Mayor of Bradford on Avon, presented the prizes to the winners and runners up. Club President, Mich...

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Wiltshire’s pub trade sees first rise in more than a decade

More new pubs opened their door to drinkers in Wiltshire last year, figures reveal, in the first increase for more than a decade. Industry bodies have cautiously welcomed the first rise in the number of premises across the UK for 12 years, but have c...

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IN THE DOCK: All the latest cases from across Wiltshire

MAGISTRATES in Swindon and Salisbury have heard cases against the following people recently: DEVIZES: Rachel Ellis, 30, of Moyne Close was given a suspended prison sentence by Salisbury magistrates after admitting assaulting a police officer. The cou...

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Brexit: What will change after January 31?

When the UK leaves the European Union tonight, for some it will signify the end of an era. But in reality it’s only the beginning, as we enter the transition period. – What happens on January 31? At 11pm in the UK – midnight in Brussels...

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Local woodland brought under Town Council’s wing

The Town Council has adopted Kingston Wood which sits on the eastern edge of the Kingston Farm development.  The wood contains two formal children’s play areas and informal woodland natural play space with walkways which create an interesting, fun...

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Home truths about the future

On Thursday 23rd January, the Town Council hosted a Green Homes event, organised by Cllr Alex Kay, which was attended by over 70 people. The aim of the evening was… The post Home truths about the future appeared first on BOA Town Council. BoA T...

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Licence lost after illegal workers are found at Tale of Spice restaurants

RESTAURANTS in Chippenham and Pewsey have had their alcohol licenses suspended after being found with illegal workers. The decision follows a visit to sister restaurants The Tale of Spice in North Street, Pewsey, and Tale of Spice in Malmesbury Road ...

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Tributes paid as veteran broadcaster Nicholas Parsons dies at 96

Nicholas Parsons was a true veteran of the stage, screen and airwaves with a career which spanned more than half a century. He clocked up numerous acting and comedy parts, but he was best known for his years as question master of TV quiz Sale Of Th...

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Lush launch koala soap in aid of Australian wildlife

Lush are launching a limited edition soap to raise money for a fund supporting wildlife in Australia. So, if you’re looking for a new scent or want to do something good AND treat yourself, then look no further. The global cosmetics brand are s...

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Wetherspoon pubs tell parents with children they can only have two drinks

HOW many drinks would you have when you’re out with your kids? It’s a question that’s sparked a debate on social media after it was revealed Wetherspoon pubs limit parents to two alcoholic drinks each if they have children with them...

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